Undergraduate Research Assistant
Mikayla Falteisek is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. She is double majoring in Psychology and Childhood Nature Studies with a minor in Early Childhood Studies. She hopes to continue her education and earn a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. Her primary research interests include the connection between nature, yoga, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with the well-being of the mind, especially in children and adolescents. She has participated in a Community of Practice focusing on deepening a child’s empathy through Indigenous perspectives. When Mikayla is not focusing on academic work, she enjoys hiking, reading, drawing, working as a barista, and practicing yoga.